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Measles Vaccine, Singapore - Shim Clinic

Live measles Virus vaccine jab/shot/injection schedule, to vaccinate against measles virus to immunize against Measles at Shim Clinic in Singapore

A number of live, attenuated measles vaccines are currently available, either as monovalent vaccine or as measles-containing vaccine combinations with one or more of rubella (R), mumps (M) and varicella vaccines. The measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR) or measles/rubella (MR) vaccine is given in many countries instead of monovalent measles vaccine. The measles vaccines that are now internationally available are safe and effective and may be used interchangeably in immunization programmes. Every child should receive two doses of measles vaccine. The second dose may be given as early as 1 month following the first, depending on the local programmatic and epidemiological situation.

Special attention must be paid to all children and adolescent/young adult travellers who have not received two doses of measles vaccine. Measles is still common in many countries and travel in densely populated areas may favour transmission. For infants travelling to countries experiencing extensive measles transmission, a dose of vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age. However, children who receive the first dose between 6 and 8 months of age should subsequently receive the two doses according to the national schedule. Older children or adults who did not receive the two lifetime doses should consider measles vaccination before travel.

Given the severe course of measles in patients with advanced HIV infection, measles vaccination should be routinely administered to potentially susceptible, asymptomatic HIV-positive children and adults. Measles vaccination may be considered even in individuals with symptomatic HIV infection, provided that they are not severely immunosuppressed. Where the risk of contracting measles infection is negligible, physicians who are able to monitor CD4 counts may prefer to delay the use of measles vaccine until CD4 counts are above 200. Following measles vaccination no increased risk of serious adverse events has been demonstrated in HIV-positive compared with HIV-negative children, although lower antibody levels may be found in the former group.


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Person with measles may have exposed others at beach
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:16:20 +0800 | Health News: CBSNews.com
Health officials say people who are vaccinated shouldn't be concerned, but beachgoers should monitor for symptoms (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

CDC Reports Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Minnesota (FREE)
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By Cara Adler Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A measles outbreak in a Minnesota Somali-American community with low vaccination coverage spread rapidly and is ongoing, according to an … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

Measles Transmission Continues in Minnesota Measles Transmission Continues in Minnesota
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:08:38 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
During an ongoing measles outbreak, health officials recommend an accelerated MMR vaccination schedule among US-born Somali children in particular, to reverse low vaccination rates in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Measles kills 35 children in "unacceptable tragedy"
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:13:41 +0800 | Health News: CBSNews.com
The figure is nearly a threefold increase from last year when the vaccine-preventable disease killed 13 children in Europe (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

Measles still spreading in Europe, WHO warns, with 35 deaths over past year
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 02:02:22 +0800 | CNN.com - Health
Thirty-five people have died of measles across Europe in the past 12 months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that vaccination remains crucial to stopping the spread. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

UN health agency: Measles has killed 35 children in Europe
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:49:24 +0800 | ABC News: Health
The World Health Organization says measles has killed 35 children in Europe in the last year, calling it an "unacceptable tragedy" that deaths are being caused by a vaccine-preventable disease (Source: ABC News: Health)

Measles outbreak in Europe shows no signs of slowing
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:34:18 +0800 | the Mail online | Health
Across the continent, 35 people have died from the contagious infection in the past year - despite it being preventable with a vaccine, the World Health Organization has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

Somalia: Town Hall Discusses Somali Measles Outbreak in U.S.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:34:51 +0800 | AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine
[VOA] Voice of America's Somali service hosted a town hall Saturday in Minnesota, home to a large Somali-American population, to discuss a recent outbreak of measles in the state, and address rumors in the community surrounding childhood vaccines and autism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

France Makes Vaccinations Mandatory For All Children As Of 2018
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe says it's unacceptable that children are "still dying from measles." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

Why Is Measles Making An Unpleasant Comeback?
Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:40:50 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
As long as there are communities that have strong negative views about vaccines, there will be outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)


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